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So Black Friday is steadily approaching and if you're a shopaholic like me, you're already prepping and planning where to shop, what to buy and how you're going to get yourself a badass bargain. But have no fear, Thursday at midnight I shall be publishing all the discount codes for my favourite high street stores. ASOS, John Lewis, Cult Beauty, Missguided, you bloody name it. From fashion, to beauty, to tech, I've GOT YOUUUU!
For now though, I'd like to share with you a few Black Friday Weekend shopping hacks, to really help you to shop savvy and to get the most for your money. Oh and a little cheeky wishlist of some things I'd like to purchase myself. From me to me and all'a that lol.
1. Set Up Online Accounts Before Black Friday
Ever been in an online queue for your favourite musicians, but you faff around putting in your bank details and email address, for the tickets to then all sell out? I HAVE! Don't make that mistake with your favourite retailers this weekend. Wherever you plan on shopping, make sure you set up your online account TODAY! It makes the checkout process a whole lot easier and quicker.
2. Follow Brands (or me lol) On Twitter
If you don't follow me on Twitter (you totes should), because I tweet sales and discount codes everyday and I will be doing so on Black Friday Weekend too. A lot of brands have a large social media following, just look at Missguided & ASOS. They often tweet out discount codes and deals they have, so its really worth checking their feeds. If you're really into Black Friday, I would also turn on notifications for brands (or me) so you will be alerted to discount/sale tweets!
3. Think About What You Really Want
Panic buying is harmful on your back account and your wardrobe lol. I have clothes still with their tags on because they're just bloody hideous but I bought them because they were in the sale. Don't be a fool this weekend. Try not to waste your money on stuff just because its cheap, buy stuff that you really really realllllyyyy want. ASOS saved items is the best for this. I add everything I want in there so when the sales start, I can see whats been discounted. Ive already made a list of what I plan on buying which I'll share with you at the end of this post lol.
4. Do It All Online
I tend to get really overwhelmed when sale shopping out on the high street so for me, its a no brainer that I'll stick to online shopping. I find it easier and safer (did you see those mobs in ASDA last year) and I just generally enjoy the experience much more. If you're working, its also the only option because nobody has the time or the energy to venture out at 6pm when its dark. If you do it online, you can also get in early and see what the deals are.
5. Be Ready At Midnight
As a blogger, a lot of us get the heads up a day before the sales start on what the codes are and what brands are doing what. Its definitely a blogger perk that I love. I've been told by a reliable source that this year, a lot of the sales will start midnight Thursday, going into Friday morning. So at 00.00 make sure you've got your laptop to hand, a hot chocolate and your favourite candle burning, because its going to be a long, but fun night!
I hope those hacks helped you. Good luck and happy sale shopping!
My Black Friday Wishlist